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Itaqui, Rio Grande do Sul(Brazil)

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Itaqui, RS (Brazil) image by Blas Delgado Ortiz


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About the Flag of Itaqui

According to ns1.itaqui.com.br/itaqui/historico.html, the name of Itaqui means in the Guarani Indian language a smooth rock from the water, one that is good for sharpening things. That seems to be the symbolism of the crossed sabers in the coat of arms and of the water in the base. In addition, the town grew up around a Jesuit mission called Rincão da Cruz, accounting for the cross in the coat of arms.
Source: ns1.itaqui.com.br/itaqui/simbolos.html.
Joseph McMillan, 17 March 2002